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28 August 2014
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North-Easterners Top the Bill for Souvenir Holiday Spending

Purchasing souvenirs when on holiday is a popular pastime for many Brits that are keen to show off where they have been on their travels. From small gifts for friends or office workers to massive presents for the family, there really isn’t much limit on what can be bought when abroad. But what regions of […]


26 August 2014
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Could a Youth Prepaid Card Help Teach Fiscal Awareness?

Getting to grips with money from an early age can be incredibly helpful in later life when it comes to dealing with the challenges of financial responsibility. Plastic payment options such as credit and debit cards are increasing in popularity, so preparing youngsters for the option use these could be important further down the line. […]


22 August 2014
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Travel Guides

The Magic of Monza – Formula 1 Visits Italy

With the Formula 1 season now past the half way mark, a trip to Italy marks the start of the finishing straight for those battling it out for the 2014 title. The Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo di Monza is sure to light up the first weekend of September once the Championship moves on […]


20 August 2014
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UK Economy More Than Half Way to Recovery

The UK economy is more than halfway towards a full recovery, according to Bank of England governor Mark Carney. He said Britain is “more than halfway towards the finish line” and said he would not risk losing momentum. Better than expected growth for two consecutive quarters has seen expectation levels rise, with growth of 3.5% […]


18 August 2014
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Cost of Raising a Child Rises Faster Than Wages

Families working full time at the national minimum wage are facing a shortfall when it comes to the minimum cost of raising a child, new research has revealed. The findings come as part of the new ‘The Cost of a Child in 2014’ report by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and funded by the Joseph […]


14 August 2014
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Brits Spend an Average of £142 Online After a Tipple….or Three

Making purchasing decisions after we’ve supped on an alcoholic beverage or two is probably not the wisest of moves, but when has that ever stopped shopping-mad Brits? According to a new survey conducted by Confused.com, inebriated Brits are splashing their cash online to the average tune of £142, with their list of purchases including items […]


12 August 2014
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Rising Number of Households Struggling to Balance the Books

The number of households who are struggling to balance the books has climbed by more than a quarter of a million year-on-year, according to the latest figures. Legal & General’s latest ‘MoneyMood’ survey reveals that an increasing number of households don’t have the level of income needed to pay off their bills, with the number […]


8 August 2014
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Travel Guides

How to Pay for a Gap Year

Taking a gap year when finishing school or university is a popular choice among many people, but managing funds when travelling from country to country is no easy feat. With possible destinations ranging from South America to Australia, Thailand or even Europe, travellers can have the world at their finger tips. Where they choose to […]


6 August 2014
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News

Why it Could Already be Time to Start Saving for Christmas

Christmas is still months away, but planning ahead could be a massive factor in easing the financial burden that is often associated with the festive season. Before gifts are even making it onto supermarket shelves, putting money aside could help in the long-term. Figures from Halifax suggest that the average amount spent on Christmas last […]


4 August 2014
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News
Travel Guides

Strong Currency Opens Up Turkey Travel Options

Current exchange rates between the pound and a number of other International currencies are at record highs, ideal for those travelling this summer. In the last year, the pound has strengthened by around 9% against the euro, and 12% against the US dollar – but it is against Turkish lira where an incredible increase has […]

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